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haqq777

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I doubt that this is a recent picture. What I posted was some tabloid gossip and they probably used one of their file photos showing Rafa having a good time on his boat. At least I hope that's what it is! :confused:
Yes, this was from after FO in 2016. I remember the blue wrist brace distinctly and remember seeing it in his family pictures and while he was on his boat as well. I noticed it too in the article but figured they maybe used a stock picture of him.

 

octobrina10

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Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The academy is part of the sports centre

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos and former Queen Sofia visited Rafa's academy/sports centre on Friday (July 26) morning. They were welcomed by Maria Francisca aka Xisca:



https://www.diariodemallorca.es/sociedad/2019/07/26/reyes-emeritos-visitan-centro-deportivo/1436498.html

:)
More pictures.

Rafa with former Spanish Queen Sofia & former Spanish King Juan Carlos:





Photos via Diario de Mallorca

Rafa & his family (mother, father, sister, grandma, fiancée) & former Spanish King Juan Carlos & former Spanish Queen Sofia had dinner together at Sa Punta restaurant partly owned by Rafa's family:

Sa Punta restaurant:

:)
A short video:

http://instagr.am/p/B0dx3_mjEzO/
:)
 

octobrina10

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Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre in Greece

Toni Nadal spent a week at the new Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre in Greece. The centre opened its doors last month.

The RNA website: "The new Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre has opened recently its doors on the Halkidiki Peninsula, one of Greece’s premier tourist locations. Located at the Sani Resort, a stunning complex of more than 400 hectares, the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre comprises 8 clay courts on which tennis courses are available to players of all ages...The Sani Resort, located less than one hour from Thessaloniki, one of the capitals of European culture, has established itself as one of the biggest holiday destinations in the Mediterranean."
The RN Tennis Centre at the Sani Resort in Greece is the second of its kind after the first Centre that was inaugurated in Costa Mujeres near Cancun, Mexico, in February.
https://www.rafanadalacademy.com/en/rafa-nadal-tennis-centre-greece




(y) to Rafa!
 

octobrina10

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octobrina10

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Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The academy is part of the sports centre

Rafa's sports centre / academy will host the 2nd edition of the Rafa Nadal Open, an ATP Challenger tournament, from August 26 to September 1, 2019. Today, July 30, Rafa attended the presentation of the tournament.



Photos via RNKOTFB


https://cadenaser.com/emisora/2019/07/30/radio_mallorca/1564494193_859431.html?ssm=tw

(y)to Rafa!
The ATP website published an article about the Challenger to be hosted by Rafa's sports centre /academy.

¤¤ Nadal Launches Second Edition Of Mallorca Challenger.

Tournament returns to Spaniard's academy during the second week of the US Open.

It was exactly 16 years ago that Rafael Nadal stood on the centre court in Segovia, Spain, and lifted the trophy in front of the home crowd. The victory, his second on the ATP Challenger Tour, moved him into the Top 50 for the first time.
Nadal successfully used the Challenger circuit to vault up the ATP Rankings and announce his arrival with aplomb. Flash forward to 2019 and the Manacor native is hoping that the next generation of Spanish stars have the same opportunity that he did.
On Tuesday [July 30], the World No. 2 welcomed local media to the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, announcing the second edition of the Challenger in his hometown.
"We try to make the event fun and dynamic, so people who like tennis have the chance to enjoy it at a high level," Nadal said. "The idea is also that fans can enjoy the many events around the tournament, so that it also becomes a social happening and they can be entertained. The fact that admission is free helps make it easier for people to enjoy the tennis."
In 2018, the academy celebrated professional tennis for the first time, with Top 100 players Pablo Andujar, Daniel Evans and Thomas Fabbiano joining #NextGenATP Spaniards Nicola Kuhn and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the field. In the end, Bernard Tomic was the last man standing, claiming the inaugural title.
This year, the the tournament has a new name, but remains the same world-class event. And the Rafa Nadal Open by Sotheby's International Realty already has its first entrant. Spanish teen Carlos Alcaraz was awarded a main draw wild card. The 16-year-old became the first player born in 2003 to win a match on the ATP Challenger Tour, advancing to the second round in Alicante in April. At 16 years and two months, he is currently the youngest player in the ATP Rankings.
"When I was younger, I was lucky enough to play all Futures tournaments here in Spain and didn't need to travel far. It was a great help. Now, efforts are being made by the Spanish Federation to expand the Challenger tournaments here. It is so important to promote tennis at this level and also helps the young Spaniards who are pursuing professional careers. That said, I hope everyone enjoys this Challenger and it becomes a success."
Nadal wants to ensure that the future stars of the game have a platform to showcase their talents. With an elite venue in Mallorca, his academy provides the perfect setting to do so.
More than 7,000 spectators took in the action last year and the party is sure to continue as the tournament opens its doors for a second edition. It is held during the second week of the US Open, running from 26 August to 1 September. ¤¤

https://www.atptour.com/en/news/mallorca-challenger-2019-nadal-launch



A video clip:

Vamos Rafa!
 
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octobrina10

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weakera

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Question for anyone, if visiting the academy, is there any way to know which day or week Rafa will be training? Are you basically rolling the dice and hoping he's training on the day you visit and that fans can watch?
 

octobrina10

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Canada Masters, in Montreal

August 1, 2019

Rafa began his journey from Mallorca to Montreal:

http://instagr.am/p/B0nR7bxIeTD/
The man pictured with Rafa is Tomeu Salva, Rafa's friend since childhood & third coach since the beginning of this season. They are flying from Palma to Barcelona with Air Europa, the official airline partner of Rafa's sports centre/academy since the latter's opening. The airline provides air transport services for the sports centre's staff and academy's students on all the trips.

Here, you can see the Rafa sports centre's logo on an Air Europa plane:



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vernonbc

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Question for anyone, if visiting the academy, is there any way to know which day or week Rafa will be training? Are you basically rolling the dice and hoping he's training on the day you visit and that fans can watch?
Pretty much. ;) Although it's not too hard to figure out his schedule. If he's not in some distant city playing a tour event, he's usually home in Mallorca, and if he's home in Mallorca he usually practices in the morning at the Academy. He may take a couple of days off after a grueling stretch but otherwise he's there.
 

Tennis Rules

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will rafa stay until end of us open at usa/canada or will he travel back to mallorca after montreal?

i will be at mallorca from 15th august to 24th august.

would be great to git a chance this year to see him at his acadamy
 

octobrina10

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will rafa stay until end of us open at usa/canada or will he travel back to mallorca after montreal?

i will be at mallorca from 15th august to 24th august.

would be great to git a chance this year to see him at his acadamy
Rafa is going to play at the US Open and not to travel back to Mallorca after Montreal.
 

Goof

Semi-Pro
Has anyone heard any updates on possible availability of the Nike Vamos Rafa polo that some of his crew were wearing in his box at Wimbledon (the one with the taped up fist logo)? I was hoping I'd be able to find that somewhere to order before the US Open but it doesn't seem to have ever been released to the public yet?
 

octobrina10

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Has anyone heard any updates on possible availability of the Nike Vamos Rafa polo that some of his crew were wearing in his box at Wimbledon (the one with the taped up fist logo)? I was hoping I'd be able to find that somewhere to order before the US Open but it doesn't seem to have ever been released to the public yet?
Rafa wore the Nike polo ¡Vamos Rafa! at his press conference at the end of June. The polo was then available on the Nike website, but now the website says: "The product you are looking for is no longer available."

 

octobrina10

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Canada Masters, in Montreal

August 2, 2019
The first practice session

Rafa arrives:

Rafa is practicing with Borna Coric:




Via ulysseel


Via tnbel

In Montreal, Rafa is accompanied by two of his three coaches - Francis Roig (as usual) and Tomeu Salva:

Photo via montreal.tv IG

 
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DSH

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Nadal will win the US Open :D
Number 4 is the number of stability, order and completion of justice

Number 4 is the number of the earth and mankind.

Number 4 is the number of the square.

Number 4 symbolizes building a strong foundation.

There are four cardinal points:

North – South – East – West

There are four winds.

There are four phases of the moon.

There are four seasons.

In the West we have four elements: earth – air – fire – water.

Number 4 – A Perfect Number
:love:
 

DSH

Legend
Le roi cherchera à défendre son trône de la menace des citoyens de la fantastique ville de Montréal, cherchant son cinquième titre au Canada.
:)
 
Live in Montreal, and the vibe here for Rafa is amazing, almost better than the times I see him at IW (slightly better atmosphere). Seems very determined and happy.

I see him having a very strong finish this HC season before he gets married.

A master's title (he is winning this one) and USO for a wedding present?

Would be nice to see.
 
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